>still refers to her adoptive father as "daddy"
Why is this so rare? It's dangerously heartwarming.
>my mother hated being called mother
It'll make it easier when you enter her route.
Anyway, Yotsubato is seriously heartwarming and it panders to my paternal instinct which surprisingly enough is still there under that massive pile of frustration, self-doubt and insecurity.
It would be easy as fuck to shitpost the fuck out of Yotsubato threads with "beta male raising another man's brat shit", but even I wouldn't sink that low.
That's fucking adorable.
>It would be easy as fuck to shitpost the fuck out of Yotsubato threads with "beta male raising another man's brat shit", but even I wouldn't sink that low.
It's pretty obvious she's an alien though.
>beta male raising another man's brat
In Japan, speculation (fueled by implications from interviews) currently has it that Koiwai-san used to be a mercenary and he ended up killing somebody he wasn't supposed to kill, and he's now taking care of their daughter as a form of atonement.
I'm guessing a lot of it is also fueled by this particular page?
Do you think he ever molested Yotsuba? I mean living alone in your big house, working from home and not having a gf can give you a whole lot of opportunities to do it and especially programmers are often times very perverted people.
I don't know about the whole mercenary thing, but in this page, Yanda and Jumbo seem to be reminiscing about when they served in the military. It's probably safe to assume that they all met when they were touring whatever country they were in.
What kind of half baked MGS theory is this?!
>You will never adopt and raise a child who loves you and calls you Daddy
Referring to them as "Uncle" is fine by me as well.
we bodacious now?
fucking lol. Any more of these?
Apparently, there are some subtle links in the doctor performing and what he's said to various media, that some MGS fans are interpreting as him being part of a massive Kojima ruse.
Which is impressive if true, to say the least.
The doctor who you see in the trailer for MGSV telling Snake he's been in a coma for nine years?
There's a doctor in real life with an almost absolute 100% likeness who's saying he's close to being able to transparent a human head onto another body, like giving a paraplegic a body with full mobility and that shit.
>who's saying he's close to being able to transparent a human head onto another body
Actually the story is that he's going to perform an untested head transplant that could either kill the volunteer or send him into never-before-seen levels of insanity if it succeeds.
I have never met or seen a real person who is adopted(or a fictional person in a normal slice of life series) who wouldn't think of their parents as their real parents.
But i guess it's a cultural thing, because in america you see a lot of people being worried about stuff like that, while in many other places we know blood relations are meaningless
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Really, REALLY white people
I really hope Yotsuba and Ena never picks up from Fuuka's terrible eating habits.
Being a fatty is simply unhealthy.
Why do some people like to pretend that only normies could possibly dislike Usagi Drop's post-timeskip parts? It's retarded. Do you define "normie" as "someone who disagrees with me on anything"?
>mfw I started to read yotsubato because that fucking pic
>mfw I finished everything up to date and never fud the said pic
>mfw I was fooled
Still, one of my favorite series. Second only to Hinamatsuri.
I hope they don't pull that crap where the daughter who he has seen as a daugther for years starts to like him and bam they end up married that shit be creepy as fuck I seen at least two manga do that shit (oh and I know this isn't that type of manga
Is Desty Nova on the loose!?
But Yotsuba's been said to be a lot like Asagi was when she was younger, and Azuma used to compare those two a lot in the earlier chapters.
>inb4 lol but Asagi is a slut/cunt/dyke
Mom or whatever the mother of the three neighbors is called was the turning point of Asagi, you take her away from the picture and you have two Yotsubas.
>My mother hated being called mother/mommy
You poor fucking kid.
I hope it was because of some weird hippy ideology, and not because she didn't want to be seen as a mom.
Anyone who hates adoption doesn't want to be seen as a legit cuckold (meme aside, using the actual definition of the word here). Which also makes them look like little bitches for trying to not look "inadequate".
Catch-22 at its finest. Anyone up to debate it?
It's universally agreed that Rin is a miracle right?
Especially in the end
>that post asagi doujin fap feel when I realize I could be scoring with the asagis of the world if I could just get my life together
feels pretty empty
Considering the characters and their relationship is nothing alike, I don't see how it could happen, unless the manga is going to fundamentally change a lot over the next handful of volumes
Azuma will be over 500 years old by that point, at his current pace.
>there are people who still don't understand why everything happened the way it happened
>there are people who hate the ending so much it affects their view of the beginning
The people who are legitimately offended by the ending of Usagi Drop are fucking normals
If you didn't like it fine
If you didn't think it made sense or thought it was stupid as fuck then you're a normal
I remember treating my family with shitload of pizza after reading this.
New guy barging in.
The first part of Usagi Drop feels like your usual Slice of Life with some drama moments added in, however, the interaction in the father/daughter relationship is pretty good and it was obviously a strong point that many enjoyed.
Then comes the time skip, and the tone of the manga becomes different, with it abandoning some of the heartwarming situations you may have been used to read in the earlier part, it could be said that the author wanted to make her work into a more "mature" one.
To be honest, I think both parts are good on themselves, and the problem some people have with the entire work is because of how the 2 parts are connected with each other.
Let's say instead of a single story it was 2 different works, the first one would have done it's job quite well, and everyone that got into reading it would have had no qualms with it. Kinda like those that only like the anime.
The second one would have obviously been pandered to a different shoujo audience, and while it might have been just another shoujo/romance/drama manga out there, people wouldn't have had trouble with it.
Of course, some people liked how the story went, so I'm only saying that, to me, if Usagi Drop was 2 works instead of one it would have been much easier to enjoy.
OK, HOLD THE FUCK UP
So, we have this thing about Yotsuba being a second Asagi, and that the only reason as to why Asagi ended up being such a dyke cunt was because of her cunt mom.
Wouldn't that mean that Yotsuba will end up being different from Asagi in the future? Unless, of course, the both of them end up spending too much time together, or with Mom.
Also, if Ena takes after her father, and Asagi after her mother, who does Fuuka take after?
The previous neighbor of the Ayase family?
>5 leaf clover
Why is Ayase mom such a cunt?
Yotsoba was adopted from the deadly Irish uprising, when the European forces intervened when they attempted to leave the EU, which explains the island to the left, and her green clover hair as a memento of her homeland
Yotsubato prequel when?
Maybe Koiwai was participating in a war as a war translator and saved Yotsuba from being killed like her family in front of her eyes in the jungle of Nigeria in a heart warming yet cruel story.
The sequel could be a love story between Koiwaii and the adolescent Yotsuba.
Damn, I think that's good. Does someone have the email of Azuma?
Hate to break it to you but the whole green and 4 leaf clover thing is an American anachronism surrounding Saint Patrick's Day, which has very little to do with Ireland at all and more to do with Irish-America.
>Good morning, Grandma!
>Good morning to you, too, Yotsuba
It would a shitstorm of such proportions that people who aren't even interested in shitstorms would join in. And throughout all this mess, nobody would notice all the anons who would simply refuse to deal with reality any further and silently step out. Afterwards, /a/ would become a cold, lonely place, with no new posts being made but a few old threads sitting on page 1 as sad remnants of the fire that had destroyed a civilization once.
Later, when moot was asked to comment on the death of /a/, he would pretend to have said on that fateful day: "I felt a great disturbance in the chans, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."
And nobody who would read that interview would have watched Star Wars because it's just old shit.
That's no way to talk about Ena's future husband, you bastard. You are either jealous of her charm or too stupid to understand the greatness of such a cute little tomboy. Can you even imagine how awesome it must be to be her friend and build robots with her or do lots of other crazy stuff that you wouldn't learn about in school.
Here is an example of the scans I pulled from Perfect Dark. I'm pretty sure that these are the same scans which can be found on nyaa.
One more, because I loved this chapter.
Koiwai working as a mercenary
Yotsuba comes from an island to the left
>Island is Roanapur
>Koiwai is Rock from Black Lagoon
>Jumbo is Ginji Matsuzaki who survived his injuries but lost his memories
>Rock left the company and is looking after them as Koiwai
Shit went south because of Eda picking a fight with Chang and the Russians. Thanks to Lagoon being on good terms with both, and Eda knowing how good they are, they're targeted first in the conflict which causes massive collateral damage. Yotsuba is a little girl Rock managed to save during the incident who was badly inured and lost her memories.
But Allahu Akbar is not a terrorist saying. It just means "Allah is great", or "shit happens", as the equivalent English idiom goes.
>Death to America and "shit happens" don't really go together.
>But Allahu Akbar is not a terrorist saying
To the mainstream media and the general public these sorts of details never really matter. Keep in mind that people still think of Japan as this wacky place full giant robots and pokemon.
For those of you who don't know what paraffin fuel block is, see pic related.
It's probably a banned substance in the US because I never see them around, but if you backpack across the world, especially third world countries such as southeast asia and eastern europe is it really ideal stove fuel.
Getting a propane/butane/white gas stove in and out of a plane is a major pain in the butt and a lot of different countries have different standard fittings for those gases, so if you're crossing a lot of borders you wouldn't want to count on your destination to buy fuel.
Yanda and Jumbo is more likely talking about their backpacking / cross country motorcycle trips.
>Yanda and Jumbo is more likely talking about their backpacking / cross country motorcycle trips.
That's pretty obvious. I think people talking about war, etc. were either taking the piss or are mentally retarded.
>>Your mom hate being called mom
That because you're picked up from the trash bin and will grow into serial killer
Let me guess: American or something? A lot of western countries have completely lost all fucking sense of what hospitality means. The clerk is offering a gesture of apology for his patronage not being suitably enjoyable.
I can't fathom what kind of mentally deficient country would expect a rental store employee to somehow be responsible for the quality of the movie. It is the customer's choice what movie they want to watch, the burden of researching films and choosing one is on them. The stores do not create the content, they merely perform a service in letting you acquire the media to watch it. To expect them to apologize for your poor choices is the height of hubris and entitlement. So if you want to try and sling "American" around like an insult when what you mean is being able to afford oneself a measure of personal responsibility in return for the freedom to choose, then I'll gladly accept the label if it means not being a part of your nanny-state mentality.
see for yourself
As much as I love to shitpost, I love Yotsuba& even more. Azuma mentioned that he would get around to it by Spring anways but still I'm just as surprised as anybody.
>tfw Jumbo is canonically in love with Miura
>Tfw finally started reading Yotsuba and already blazed through 5 volumes
I should take it slower, but I cant stop
I'm going too slow it feels like. I just want to enjoy it as fast as possible, so good.
Sexualising anything related to Yotsuba is a crime.
personally, all SoL only makes it worse.
not really jealous, i just can't relate at all. i'm too jaded for this stuff.
I don't know if it helps in the long run, but it does serve as a temporary getaway from all it all. Kind of like the short reprieve you have in your sleep while you dream of being with you're waifu.
>The people who are legitimately offended by the ending of Usagi Drop are fucking normals
NO FUCK YOU. You don't get to get off on some "if you don't like what I like then you are a normal".
LOLIS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE MARRIED. LOLIS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SEXUALIZED. LOLIS ARE MEANT TO BE PROTECTED AND WATCHED OVER.
I wouldn't know, sadly. Parents never took pictures of me as a kid.
They took a lot of pictures of my sister, at around the same age as Yotsuba. Looking through either warms my heart.
Mr Koiwai is an okay foster dad, but he's kinda being laissez faire with Yotsuba. I mean, 5 years old kids being left out to play in the street, letting her watch crime movies, having her watch his dad(and friends) drink....
Dude gotta find a wife if he really cares for Yotsuba. Fuuka, Asagi,Ena and their mom could only do so far for Yotsuba
I do want to see Yotsuba get a mom, but playing outdoors or walking to school alone is pretty normal for small japanese kids, as well as having parents who drink with their friends. Alcohol's a lot less demonized over
>but playing outdoors or walking to school alone is pretty normal for small japanese kids
It should also be kept in mind that they live in a nice, peaceful area. It's not like Koiwai is letting Yotsuba play alone in the streets of some urban hellhole filled with gangbangers and drug-dealers.
> as well as having parents who drink with their friends.
I think I also saw my parents drink a time or two when I was a kid. Getting wasted and passing out is one thing, but a pleasant night of drinking is a pretty normal part of life, not some shameful secret and not particularly traumatic for a child to witness.
>being so much of a weeaboo that you actually moved to that 3rd world hellhole
Anyway, how are you enjoying it?
Do you get told to waittu piggu go home or do you have jap sluts throwing themselves at you instead?
The "average" Japanese probably looks at them with mild tolerance but appreciation of their hard work and cuisine. There are very many Indian restaurants here (Indian/Nepalese curry is like my favorite food now and I'd never had it before coming here, go figure). Most of the Indian guys I've met personally have been total bros though. Me and my more cosmopolitan-minded Japanese friends know an Indian guy who's run a bar here for like 30 years and he's the nicest most reliable person I've ever met.
It's great, really, though I've been here quite a while now so a lot of the initial magic has worn off and it's just life as usual now. I've never experienced anything even remotely resembling the kind of so-called racism and xenophobia that gets thrown around the internet, it's just ridiculous. Maybe out in the boonies somewhere, but hell it's not like any other country is better. A lot of this stuff is just cherrypicked from a few bad eggs and amplified by salty foreigners who couldn't quite integrate with the culture and want to act like they're the victims because they didn't get the red carpet/silver platter treatment they were expecting from their overhyped fetishized Japan experience.
>do you have jap sluts throwing themselves at you instead?
this though for real
>He let's get be a child and doesn't try and shelter her from the world, and he likes spending time with her
Also, they live in Japan, not an American city. She's isn't going to get abducted playing outside.
Do you have to do mad overtime and leave the office building at 9 o'clock followed by a compulsory drinking party with colleagues or is Japan really just about making the impression that you work hard, and not actually working hard?
Those kinds of companies do exist and are probably the majority, but mine's really different.. kind of an oddity really. It's way more laid back. There is still kind of a subtle "never be the first one to leave the office" thing so you're usually there an extra hour or two past the "official" quitting time, but other than that it's pretty relaxed. Not too much compulsory drinking, sometimes go out for a few if people feel like it, and there's usually a fun party after a major project is finished or something. It's not the salaryman "drink till you have to go into work tomorrow" lifestyle though.
>making me choose
that's not comfy at all
The autism is strong in this one. I work at an office building, people's cars get towed because they park in the handicap spots, I still say "So sorry about that!" or apologize as a common courtesy even though it's 100% their own fault. You don't want to lose a client for not being polite. I have no idea how you are going to make it in the real world anon.
Well you're not the one that's towing their car. That would actually be comparable to what that guy is talking about instead of whatever the hell you're bringing up. Or working at the impound lot and apologizing to someone picking their car up.
Yotsuba makes me the most relaxed so I guess you could say that's the comfiest, but YKK is the one I feel the strong emotional connection with. I would say it's my "favorite" but it's actually kind of hard for me to start reading it sometimes cause I feel like I need to get into the right mood first. If that makes any sense at all.
That's tough to answer because it's hard to pin down what exactly the "average jap" is. There are plenty people who spend their days moving from one hostess club to the next spending $300 on hair gel who probably consider anime total kiddie crap, but among the type of people I consider "normal" decent people, who aren't otaku, most of them have at least a passing familiarity with various popular series and wouldn't really think it weird if someone mentioned watching a new show they hadn't heard of. I've been blown away by the number of qt3.14 young japanese milfs who make their kids do the spirit bomb pose from DBZ (before the latest movie, even).
I've been trying to get people into Log Horizon, I think the cultural commentary on individualism being compatible with the needs of society is an even better message for them than the MMO nostalgia is for me.
And then of course there's manga, fucking everyone reads manga, forget about it. Everyone knows all about Shingeki no Kyojin now too, it's like Japan's Star Wars.
Not him, but I've been to Japan, and have quite a few Japanese friends. My friend once explained to me that "watching anime, reading manga and playing games like we do" wasn't normal (at the time she didn't know waitto piggus could hide their powerlevels) but I never really went around screaming "I LIKE OTAKU THINGS, PLEASE JUDGE ME!" so I can't say if you get judged hard. Most of my friends there are into the same shit as I am, and the one friend I have who has an idea of my powerlevel but isn't an otaku himself is really open minded in general and doesn't care.
>this entire thread
time to marathon yotsuba again
what happened to the anon that occasionally dumped chapters?
To the point about manga, yeah, I found everyone reads manga. There are a ton of people who read on the train, and oddly enough a lot of people playing idoru games on their cell phone.
Well then just go with the second example. It's pretty dumb to apologize to somebody because they're feeling bad about something they did. At that point you're just apologizing because you feel obliged to do it, just saying sorry to fill up space. Unless it's like >>124479523 said.
You live in a world where doing rationally pointless comments is considered proper etiquette and failure to live up to those standards is going to make you unpopular, so yes, politeness rules your world as well.
Fainting sympathy for somebody else's misadventure even if it's their own fault is common sense.
There's a difference between being polite and displaying a lack of self-respect. Here in America there's such a thing as being overly-polite, and people will think you're fucking annoying for it. I know a Chinese guy who apologizes for everything to anyone who isn't a close friend and it's embarrassing for all parties involved. There are times that call for you to be overly-formal and there are times to just relax and not bother everyone with that shit.
But we're far past the original anon's point, which is that yeah it's stupid for a rental store employee to apologize for a movie's quality. That's like if the clerk at the grocery store apologized because you bought a can of Dr. Pepper and you thought it tasted like ass.
>That's like if the clerk at the grocery store apologized because you bought a can of Dr. Pepper and you thought it tasted like ass.
You're not supposed to complain to the grocery clerk you retard. You're supposed to send a letter to the manufacturer and tell them that you're a big fan of theirs and that you're really disappointed by the quality of the content of this can.
An acquaintance of mine did this on a regular basis and he got lots and lots of free stuff.
>does an average jap look down on anime and sees anime fans as a disgrace to grorious nippon
If you're to talk about the majority, not particularly.
Because here's the thing.
The reason some people frown upon seeing big-eyed 2D girls in a pastel palette is usually because they're usually seen alongside the less-than-respecable kind of stereotypical otaku: scrawny and skeletal or fat and bloated, stinks, awkward, autistic, etc.
However, you would have a harder time finding someone in Japan who hasn't had some exposure to manga, anime or games than looking for someone who never had access to it.
So there's difference between anime as a culture and otaku culture as seen through the public.
Holy shit I don't know what train of thought you're riding that lead you to believe that I'm advocating for people to complain to grocery store clerks about the quality of the products they're purchasing. You may want to reread what you just quoted.